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Steak burritos

Steak burritos

Published: July 14, 2020 at 8:52 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Skirt steak, black beans, pickled jalapeños, feta, avocado and a little cayenne pepper makes for a fantastic burrito filling

  • Low calorie
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This steak burritos recipe is adapted from Leon Happy Fast Food by Rebecca Seal, Jack Burke and John Vincent (£16.99, Conran Octopus). Make them for an easy family meal, then also check out our chicken burritos, chicken burrito bowl, vegetarian burritos and vegan burritos.

For more Mexican-style ways with steak, try our steak fajitas, steak tacos and beef tacos.


  • 40g long-grain or basmati rice
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ a clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 200g skirt steak, fat trimmed
  • oil, for frying


  • 2 large wraps or flatbreads, warmed
  • 100g cooked black beans, warmed
  • 30g feta, crumbled
  • 1 small avocado, mashed (optional)
  • ½ spring onion, sliced
  • a few slices pickled jalapeños
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, finely chopped
  • a handful of leaves coriander
  • to taste Tabasco


  • STEP 1

    Put the rice in a small pan of salted boiling water and cook following pack instructions until tender. Drain, then keep warm.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, mix together the cumin, oregano, cayenne, garlic, lime juice and some salt and pepper in a small bowl.

  • STEP 3

    Season the steak all over. Pour a little oil into a frying pan set over a high heat. Once it’s really hot, cook the steak for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until deep brown but still a little rare. Remove from the pan and put in a bowl. Pour over the lime juice mixture and leave to rest.

  • STEP 4

    When ready to assemble the burritos, slice the steak into 1 ½cm-thick strips. Arrange the rice in lines on each wrap, leaving space at the bottom to fold up and enclose the fillings later. Divide the black beans, feta, steak strips and avocado, if using, between the wraps. Arrange all the remaining fillings and coriander leaves on top. Douse everything generously with hot sauce, then tightly wrap up each burrito, tucking up the wrap at the bottom before rolling from the side, so that the filling doesn’t fall out or drip.

Recipes adapted from Leon Happy Fast Food by Rebecca Seal, Jack Burke and John Vincent (£16.99, Conran Octopus).

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